1 bedroom cottage in Seglien, Morbihan, Brittany - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Local Amenities
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About Damian Gray
We are an English / Australian couple with two very active boys. We have just finished a 4 year contract working in Shanghai, China after having lived in Mumbai in India and Qatar before that. Our next family adventure takes us back to the Middle East. We usually spend our holiday in our holiday home in France, and love it!
Damian Gray purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Damian Gray chose Séglien
We love the area of Seglien. The village itself is very quiet and peaceful. Being in central Brittany we find it is ideal for day visits to the coast. On the other hand, it is really nice to while away the afternoon walking around the village. Lac Geurdelan is a great place where we enjoy sitting in the sun and swimming in the lake. There is also a very enjoyable lakeside walk through the woods surrounding the Lake. From the village, there are a number of walks beside the river scorff. As we have travelled around the world we have stayed in some lovely properties and some that left a lot to be desired. In our renovation, we have wanted to give our guests a feeling of space, rather than staying in a small enclosed space - we are delighted with the results of our renovation.
What makes this Cottage unique
We bought the house on the edge of the village so that we didn't have to drive in the morning to get fresh bread and croissants. These are available in the village. The peace and quiet in the village is fantastic only the occasional tractor going by on its way to the fields.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
A peaceful, rural retreat
The position of the gite just down the lane from Seglien was ideal, and, although there was no restaurant, the small shop was adequate for essentials like bread and milk, and they seem to have just opened a small bar at the side. I hope it does well because the village needs somewhere to attract visitors- so many lovely old characterful houses for sale and businesses closed down. The property was comfortable except that with the weather being unusually cold and wet we had to rely on lighting the woodburning stove every day and had trouble finding wood that wasn't damp in clearings in the forest. Also some of the equipment didn't have adequate instructions and we had trouble getting them to work efficiently (or safely in the case of the shower, where the temperature of the water was difficult to adjust, and could have caused scalding!). It was also a bit complicated accessing the longere next door to put in the wifi code - which even then did not work properly! We tried to contact the caretakers without success.
Lovely, well equipped gite with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, shower, bath
Thank you - we had a lovely time exploring the area. We visited Bayeux, Mont Saint Michel, Lac de Guerlédan, Carnac Stones. About 10 minutes to nearest supermarket, 10 minutes to great pizzeria La Florentine, 25 minutes to nearest lac and an hour to west coast. Great fish restaurant at Plage de St Colomban called Kreiz An Avel near Carnac - I’d recommend the clams with garlic butter and gratin as a starter and St Jacque and shrimp gratin bake or sea bass (huge - hanging off both ends of the plate!).
The cottage is quite charming and extremely well equipped with a very comfortable bed. We really enjoyed sunning ourselves in the garden in the early evening with a glass of wine. It was also nice not to have a TV or mobile phone reception but felt perhaps the ability to have WiFi in the Cottage would have been an added bonus.The surrounding area is very beautiful particularly around Lac de Guerledan, where a meal at the Merlin is a must. Josselin is another place well worth a visit. We would have liked to spent longer here and will certainly revisit if in the area again.
Peace and Quiet
This property in Seglien is perfect for couples looking for a peaceful retreat. Perfectly situated for touring the area the gite is one of 3 one bedroomed gites all with their own space and garden area in a quiet village close to Pontivy and a short drive to supermarkets etc. The gite is beautifully presented and comfortable with everything you could want for a peaceful holiday. TV plays DVDs and CDs. No freezer compartment but everything else is covered. The perfect spot for couples looking for a quiet, peaceful break.
Een goed huis met veel rust en ruimte.
Vooral slaapverdieping heel ruim.
Verzorging goed.prettige sfeer ,ook door de schilderijtjes, kleuren etc
Praktische dingen soms wat te wensen,zoals goede mogelijkheid om echte koffie te maken
Veel moeite met warm watervoorziening in de douche: kranen moeilijk te hanteren.
Geen WiFi - verbinding kunnen maken.
With Le Lac de Guerledan and the Brest/Nantes canal right on the doorstep many leisure activities can be focused on the water: sailing, canoeing, rowing, water skiing, swimming or just relaxing by the lake on one of the many beaches.
The southern beaches can be reached in 40 minutes, the Northern coast including St. Malo, in 90 minutes and the western beaches in approximately 2 hours.
Brittany Ferries (www.brittany-ferries.co.uk) links St-Malo and Roscoff (both 90 mins from Seglien) with Portsmouth and Plymouth. Direct flights into Brittany are from airports throughout the UK.
Airports in Brittany are:
Lorient (45 minutes from Seglien).
Dinard (90 minutes from Seglien).
Rennes (90 minutes from Seglien).
Nantes (2 hours from Seglien).
Brest (3 hours from Seglien).
The centre of Seglien is only a pleasant 3 minute stroll away.
Within 30 minutes of Seglien are: The Lac de Guerledan. Abbaye de Bon Repos. Gorges du Daoulas. Mur-de-Bretagne. Pontivy. Les Forges des Salles